After a little more than an hour's ride from Sarajevo we'll pass through the colorful outskirts of the ancient village of Kraljeva Sutjeska. Rich in natural. wonders, such as the deep riverbed of Bukovica, Bobovac has long been a mystical oasis which still retains its untainted and pure mysticism. We'll begin our trek from the ancient village of Kraljeva Sutjeska... home of the centuries-old Franciscan Monastery, Sveti Ivo (Saint John's). We'll follow the picturesque valley of Bukovica Stream, where the recent rains will cool our walk with rushing mountain water. Deeper into the valley we'll gently ascend on a well-maintained trail to the steep ridge to reach the ruins of the 14th-century citadel "Bobovac", the last residence of the Bosnian kings Tvrtko Il and Tomas. We'll pay a visit to the remains of the ancient fortress situated on a steep limestone rock. This would be our lunch spot...high in the hills and well protected.
We'll return from the way we came and veering off in the village we'll take a short walk to the Franciscan Monastery that served this area in the middle ages, well before the Ottomans conquered this region. It's a cultural heritage site of Bosnia and Herzegovina and we've put in a special request to open the doors for you on this afternoon. So don't miss this one.
This area is a magical gem... it offers cool, refreshing hiking coupled with ancient Bosnian history. It's a great walk and doable by all.
Period: April through October
Date: By request
Category: Green Walk (medium difficulty)
Total Walking Time: 4 hours
Departure Time: 09:00 AM
Meeting place: We will pick you up anywhere in Sarajevo
Estimated Time of Return: 18:00 PM
What to Bring: Hiking boots are recommended/sturdy walking shoes, day pack, 1 liter of water, rain gear, sun hat, and camera.
What is Included: Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, lunch and snacks, one English speaking, fully-equipped and experienced guide.
*Please contact us if you need any equipment.